This has been quite a week for Tina and me.
We learned some bad news. We lost two accounts that made up about eight jobs, two of which were in New York City.
It appears, at least for now, that our NYC work has dried up. It’s my goal to land a bigger and better client to replace this one. Said and done, we weren’t making too much off the work trips to NY. We love that city and love seeing Luis V. and Becky F., so it was always fun to go.
We’ve been raising our rates lately, and are declining lower-paid work in exchange for jobs with higher price tags. As a financial conservative, this is tough for a guy like me.
But the quality of our work is improving, and with that, we should chase higher-quality customers.
On the heels of bad news, there has been a flood of positive words. A local magazine will be publishing the images we took of the tables above, and the response from our client was that the magazine “complimented your gorgeous photos.”
We attended an event with a national luxury interiors magazine last night and received, quite possibly, some of the highest praise from their publisher I’ve ever heard. She introduced us as a high-quality, photography team with a portfolio of amazing work as well as two of the best personalities in the business.
The stars are also aligning with strong possibilities of landing a beautiful studio space soon. Stand by for details.
And the mother of one of the models we’ve worked with a few times sent us a note this week that read:
Lauren has worked with several other photographer teams since the catalog [for our client]. To date, I think your set-up/shot plans, energy and direction, and brilliant finishing are not to be duplicated.
All I know is, I should be re-broadcasting those words with bullhorns from rooftops.
We continue to attract attention from bigger and better clients. I can tell it’s taking it’s toll on this blog. Day to day hits have plummeted.
It’s fine. I’m directing more energy — positive energy — toward creative efforts.
Tina and I hope to roll out our new brand soon. And I’m going to be dedicating much more time to social media and marketing to drive traffic to us.